A final image of my self-portrait series created for black history month 2019. February 2019, day number twenty-seven. Image #19 . Thanks to all for looking, sharing and liking! 😃
Roy DeCarava Roy DeCarava (December 9, 1919 – October 27, 2009) was an American painter and photographer who resided in New York City. DeCarava was initially known for his early work chronicling the lives of African Americans and jazz artists in Harlem. DeCarava came to be known as a founder of fine art black and white photography separate from the “social documentary” style of his predecessors. DeCarava produced five books, including The Sound I Saw and The Sweet Flypaper of […]
James Van Der Zee James Van Der Zee (June 29, 1886 – May 15, 1983) was an African-American photographer best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers. James Van Der Zee is celebrated for his pioneering, glamorous portraits of the emergent African-American middle-class during the ’20s and ’30s. He also captured the thriving celebrity, arts, and music culture of the time. Through the use of ghostly double exposures, the artist portrayed deceased family members or imaginary figures (suggesting the […]
Lorna Simpson Lorna Simpson (born 1960) is an African-American artist and photographer who made her name in the 1980’s and 1990’s with artworks such as Guarded Conditions and Square Deal. She is one of the leading artists of her generation (to much critical acclaim), and her works have been included in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1960, she attended the High School of Art and Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York, and […]
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Tomorrow will be the month of February, “Black History Month”. Every year before this time has come around, I have always tried to connect with my community to collaborate with me on a photo series. My idea for this series was to photograph women of color in states in which we find ourselves in our daily life. The essence of grace, strength, rawness and the “not so pretty”. To my surprise, I have never received interest nor inquiries and I have posted everywhere […]
Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft.
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